Fernando Vargas Jr. to make pro debut on December 18
Fernando Vargas Jr., the son of the famed two-time junior middleweight titleholder, will make his seasoned debut on December 18, it become announced Monday afternoon.
Vargas will face Pablo Rosas in a 4-circular middleweight bout on the Grupo Sipse television Studios in Merida, Mexico. ESPN Knockout will televise the combat reside.
Vargas, who turned 24 closing month, was born in Oxnard, California, where his father become additionally born and knowledgeable on the famed La Colonia Boxing gym. After retiring from the sport in 2007, Vargas moved his family unit to Las Vegas, where he opened his fitness center, the Fernando Vargas combating basis.
ultimate 12 months, Vargas lost a controversial resolution in a semi-remaining bout at U.S. Olympic Trial Qualifiers, ending an amateur career with a 36-4 list. Vargas remained lively, sparring Las Vegas-based mostly fighters Shawn Porter, Yordenis Ugas and Rances Barthelemy.
because of the success of his father, expectations could be high for Vargas Jr., which he acknowledges.
“I’m seeking to observe in the footsteps of my father,” spoke of Vargas, who began boxing at the age of 17. “He’s the one which gave me my delivery in boxing and that i need to stick with it the Vargas family legacy. I’m anticipating fighting in Mexico, the place our family heritage is from and my father has many enthusiasts. I plan to make my very own fans there and put on an exhilarating demonstrate in my pro debut.”
“Junior has worked very tough and i’m longing for him turning professional,” noted Vargas Sr., who became seasoned 4-and-half months after his son was born. “He has terrific event sparring with true knowledgeable opponents and the time is appropriate for him now. I seem to be ahead to seeing him within the ring and may book him so that he can be the ideal he can be. It’s an honor this announcement [came] on my 43rd birthday.”
Vargas Sr. additionally has two other sons, Amado and Emiliano, who are completed novice opponents.
The battle against Rosas will take vicinity on a Mario Abraham MAX Boxing Promotions card. Tom Loeffler, noted for steering the careers of Vitaly and Wladimir Klitschko, Gennady Golovkin, Kevin Kelley, Shane Mosley and Oba Carr, appears ahead to working with Vargas Jr.
“I’m happy we were capable of put this fight together in Merida, Mexico, on ESPN Knockout,” mentioned Loeffler. “due to Mario Abraham and Max Boxing Promotions for giving Junior this probability. I’m eager for seeing him in the ring. He has exceptional skill and his own marketability. there is lots of anticipation for his professional debut. Now he has to demonstrate what he is made of and the fanatics are in for a treat to peer the next era of the Vargas family unit in the boxing ring.”
Rosas (2-1) remaining fought on October 12 of final year in his native land of Merida, defeating Roman Delgado by way of unanimous decision. The 25-yr-historic additionally defeated Delgado in his seasoned debut practically eight months prior.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring considering October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and overseas for the reason that 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) famous person newspaper. He may also be reached with the aid of electronic mail at [email protected] or on Twitter at @FSalazarBoxing.
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